Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, La Paz

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Experience an essential part of La Paz history at Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, a Roman Catholic cathedral whose original construction dates back to the 17th century. Following a decision in the early 19th century to demolish the original and start again, construction began in 1835 on architect Manuel Sanahuja's neoclassical structure with Baroque elements. It took a full 90 years for the cathedral to open, and even then it remained incomplete until Pope John Paul II's visit in 1989--a full 150 years after its initial construction. Head to the interior to admire the many ornate chadeliers and intricately carved altar. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz and many more La Paz attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's La Paz vacation planner.
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  • While not perhaps worth crossing the world to see, if you are taking a walk though central La Paz, this neo-classical building is well worth a look and is a haven of peace and calm. A pity they allowe...  more »
  • We absolutely loved this Cathedral in the heart of La Paz. Beautiful and ornate on the inside and a real haven of peace in such a busy, noisy town. Massive and imposing on the outside and a lively lea...  more »
  • This cathedral has a classical south American feel. It is free to enter and is a beautiful place to visit. You can not take any pictures, they have a no photography rule for the inside, you may take p...  more »